The leader in such instances survives because his loyalists owe him a duid pro quo, observes K Haridas.
Aliran mourns the passing of one of our veteran stalwarts, V Malayandy (pic, centre), who was laid to rest today. Andy, as he was fondly known to his friends, stood with us over the years, including the dark days of Operasi Lalang, rendering tireless yeoman service in the past as Aliran treasurer and auditor.
K George writes to the Prime Minister, urging him to take just and appropriate action on the issues that have tarnished his 'Mr Clean' image. "Makethe battle against corruption your priority, make accountability your trademark, act justly and fairly without fear or favour and seal your leadership and restore your waning credibility," he urges.